The Lobi store one was upgraded to be able to reflect energy attacks while it has absorbed damage of a particular type. For example, if you absorb phaser energy into the weapon, you have a chance to reflect phaser attacks while swinging the sword in the proper arc. Functionally, this is similar to how the Nanopulse weapons work, but it only functions while the sword has energy absorbed and only for that particular energy type.
The new set sword doesn't have this feature, but it has the ability to fire the absorbed energy as a ranged attack instead.
Okay, so you're saying that the Lobi Sword is a Lightsaber and reflecting back the attack. And the Tholian Reputation Sword is a Gunsword and you can choose when to unleash the attack.
Dunno about you but seems like the Tholian Sword is the better deal since it's funner and you don't have to mess with Zen and Lockboxes to get it.
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I do love the reputation sword, it feels good to use and using the shattering harmonics attack is just plain awesome! Please don't change it I like it how it is :3
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I were reading this and my heartbeats were getting faster... reached the confirmation from one of the GMs... AWESOME!!! I love this new addition, I did see the new sword in there week or 2 ago but i ddint know i can have a shooting sword, cant wait to play with it!!
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